Saturday, May 18, 2013

RECIPE ~ Zucchini & Shiitakes on Noodles

After a long craving for all these ingredients in one dish, I made this noodle bowl that hit the spot on a mild summer night.

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 zucchini
8 shiitake mushrooms
6 whole garlic cloves, peeled
sea salt
fresh ground pepper
goat feta or soft goat cheese
cooked noodles

Put noodles on to cook. I used corn linguini, though I can picture this dish with any noodle you love.

Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, then cut into half-rounds about 1/2 cm thick or less. Heat 1 Tbsp oil on a pan, and saute zucchinis plus whole garlic cloves over medium heat for a few minutes.

Cut off and discard the stems of the shiitakes. Add the other Tbsp of olive oil to the pan along with the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper, and saute another 5 minutes, until cooked and lightly browned.

When the noodles are cooked, drain and add to the pan. Toss everything together. You may want to add another dash of salt of pepper, or a drizzle of olive or flax oil. Serve onto two dishes and dot with the goat cheese.

Serves 2.

VARIATION: Tomato Basil
Make a mixture of chopped tomato and minced fresh basil, stir with crumbled goat cheese, and top the noodles with this mixture.